IFC's Priorities in South Asia

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IFC promotes inclusive growth in South Asia by improving infrastructure and financial services, and by supporting the expansion of smaller businesses.

IFC makes strategic investments and advisory interventions across India, Bangladesh, Sri Lanka, Nepal, Bhutan and the Maldives, to promote inclusive growth, help address climate change impacts, and encourage global and regional integration.

In fiscal year 2018, we provided $3.4 billion in financing for businesses in South Asia, including $1.3 billion mobilized from other investors. Our clients distributed gas to about 1.1 million customers, provided more than 590,000 jobs, and created opportunities for more than 1.6 million farmers..